How Can Self-Care Benefit Me

How Can Self-Care Benefit Me

Jenine Lemmons, Director of Behavioral Health

 

"Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel." - Eleanor Brown

Self-care is an investment in our own pleasure and wellbeing, whether it be through exercise, mindfulness exercises, or simply taking a nice bath. It might be simple to overlook our personal needs and become overburdened by daily expectations and duties in the fast-paced modern world. But by including self-care practices in our daily routine, we may enhance our general health and happiness and more effectively manage the stress and difficulties of daily life.

Self-care can improve:

Physical Health

The state of your physical body and how well it is operating.

Benefits include:

Improved thinking, reduced anxiety, improved sleep, weight management, and the reduction of health risks.

Psychological Health

Tuning in to how we feel, think, relate and exist in our daily lives.

Benefits include:

The ability to cope with challenging times in our personal and professional lives.

Emotional Heath

Our sense of wellbeing, our ability to cope with life events, and how we acknowledge our own emotions as well as those of others.

Benefits include:

Resilience to stress, deeper relationships, higher self-esteem, and more energy.

Balance

Balanced living means considering all aspects of your life: relations, work, fitness, health, and emotional wellbeing.

Benefits include:

Stress reduction, productivity increase, and being in tune with feelings.

Stress management

Lowering stress to lower your risk of harmful physical and mental effects.

Benefits include:

Improved sleep, less muscle tension, and improved mood

Relationship Health

A healthy relationship which includes mutual respect, trust, honesty, and compromise.

Benefits include:

Reduced stress, sense of purpose, and longer life.

In order to maintain a good balance and avoid burnout, self-care entails setting aside time to give priority to our own physical, emotional, and mental requirements.

To take a self-care assessment, please click here.

If you need to talk to someone, please reach out at (214) 540-0300.

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